Though there have been tiny signs of spring in the garden for about a month, a recent walk around my property proved that spring is nearly here.
Remarkably, some of the lettuce from Baker Creek Heirloom seeds planted last year on a whim in one place has decided to return for another year. I am ever-so-delighted. This is a red lettuce.
In the same bed, there is another tiny patch of lettuce returning.
There are little blue flowers poking out from under the brown leaves. Do you know the name of these flowers?
The tulips and daffodils planted late in the fall are pushing right up. Blooms should start appearing in this very sunny bed in a few weeks.
Clearly, somebody better get some mulch purchased and spread around. Should I wait until I plant seeds after our last frost date of May 15? Or do it now?
Tulips I planted a couple of years ago are pushing through last year’s leaves, too. With any luck (and a lot of sunshine) the tall purple globe alliums aren’t far behind.
The chives have woken up from their winter sleep and are just as tasty as ever. It’s only a matter of time before they bloom.
The sage isn’t quite awake yet, but soon…very soon.
In the front yard, the crocus flowers are still blooming. Unfortunately, they’re also hard to get pictures of without a microscopic lens. The snowdrops are blooming, too, and at least one daffodil seems to be ready to celebrate.
All of these things are sure signs of spring for me in mid-Michigan. What are your signs of spring?